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Mohamed Nagui

Mohamed Nagui

Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE)

Mohamed Nagui is an Egyptian journalist and human rights defender, and director of Students' Rights and Freedoms at the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE), a non profit and independent legal firm working on the defence and protection of freedoms of thought and expression. Mohamed Nagui has mainly worked in research, reporting and documenting violations against students, and has also organized several solidarity and advocacy campaigns supporting students imprisoned for their activism.

A significant crackdown on civil society in Egypt has been taking place since 2014. HRDs face an extremely challenging situation due to restrictions imposed on civil society and peaceful public gatherings and protests, travel bans, the arrest and sentencing of HRDs, bloggers, journalists and protesters, as well as an ongoing smear campaign against human rights groups.